search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - JAMES . BAXTER

PF (1979)

Fellow Information:
First Name
JAMES .
Middle Name
CRAIG
Last Name
BAXTER
Sex
Male
Organization
Center for International Studies, J. F. Oberlin University / Int
Title
Professor / Resident Director
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
1-22-6 Kaminomiya, Tsurumi-ku
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Yokohama
State
Kanagawa
Zip Code
230-0075
Country
Japan
Telephone
045-516-3562
Email
baxter@iucjapan.org
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=4141&sid=34caf2b52b32a31ed605ef3a36fcfe68
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: History

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am serving concurrently as professor at J. F. Oberlin (Obirin) University in Machida and resident director of the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) in Yokohama. At Obirin I teach about postwar business and finance in Japan. At the IUC, my position is administrative; the language instructors are all native Japanese, and I am not involved in teaching. URLs: http://www.obirin.ac.jp; http://www.iucjapan.org; http://www.stanford.edu/dept/IUC/

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Harvard University)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: The fellowship enabled me to spend a year during 1979-80 in Tokyo, working in libraries and archives and gathering material that greatly strengthened the book I eventually published on the 19th-century transformation of Japan as it was experienced in Ishikawa Prefecture. I was also able to make acquaintance with scholars in Tokyo and Yokohama who assisted me then and later.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: